One of our robotics engineers, who worked for the Department of Defense, tapes over all of his phone and laptop cameras. “Can’t trust ‘em”, he says.
This is pretty funny at first and pretty terrifying once you think about it.
Go Ahead, Take Away Your Own Guns
Our government is capable of some heinous and unthinkable acts. We drone women and children for the slight chance of killing a single al Qaeda member, we drop white phosphorus on entire villages, we spy on our own citizens, we indefinitely detain our own citizens and we assassinate our own citizens.
If you want to know what evils the US government is really capable of and what they would really like to subject their own citizen’s to, ban guns.
Give the US government the chance to become the Ottoman empire. Allow them to become the USSR. Give them what they have always wanted, a Mao-like dictatorship, where all the firepower lies in the hands of the government.
Give them a government where people can no longer speak freely or act courageously. A government where there are more tanks on the streets than cars. A government where nothing is hidden from government but all of government is hidden from you.
We are almost there, Homeland Security has military style forces walking the streets, local police now have tanks and machine guns and army fatigues. The NSA listens and saves everything you say, read and type. The FBI and CIA know where you are at all times. The TSA molests you and steals from you. Even your cell phones, cars and now your televisions are spying on you. Not even the street lights, invented to illuminate the way and keep you safe at night, are on our side. Our prisons are for-profit, privatized slave houses, our laws frivolous and unbearable, for good reason, we have to fill up those slave house prisons. Drones patrol our skies, computers record our every move. There’s just one thing left to give up, your right to defend yourself and your means to defeat a tyrannical government; your guns.
Government would never be capable of taking away our guns, not on their own. They need to persuade the public into thinking it’s the right thing to do. They need us to convince ourselves that we’re better off without them, that their value has diminished in these times. I’ve heard anti-gun advocates throw two arguments one way, one if the naive theory that our government is safe now, unlike in 1776, and that we no longer need guns to abolish tyranny. As comical as that is, the other argument that’s been passed this way is equally as hilarious. Others argue that our government and the military and the para-military (The CIA/FBI) is so strong and their weapons are so advanced (drones, tanks, nukes) that guns wouldn’t help us defeat them in any case and we should just give them up so we can be safer.
As silly as all this sounds, this is the reality of this day and age. People are so brainwashed and so shielded from the truth that they will just about use any flawed logic to convince themselves that they aren’t being lied to. It’s like the entire country suffers from Stockholm syndrome, even those that have seen glimpses of the truth refuse to accept them.
The tide is turning and the final chapter in the fight over total US military control is upon us. The Military Industrial Complex that we’ve been warned about is knocking on our door and asking for our guns. My fear isn’t that we will lose our guns, my fear is that we will give them up.